Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

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Received a request to consider being a Beyond Blue speaker.

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I received an email today, asking me if I would like to consider becoming a beyondblue speaker, in relation to anxiety and depression.

I do know beyondblue do a lot of really good work, however, I was recently concerned to see them on their facebook page, becoming involved in the Mardi Gras celebrations. I personally believe Mardi Gras creates greater stigma for LGBTI community, and the Mardi Gras encourages unwise and immoral behaviours, which I know is also the opinion of many gay people and I have bogged about this. I also had this validated in counselling as wise thinking of mine about this issue.

I am not a believer in everyone’s behaviours being tolerated as okay. This to me is not wise at all.

And I feel my concerns, is actually greater compassion for the LGBTI community, because I don’t want anyone encouraged in behaviours I feel are not wise, or healthy. And I do not believe anyone who celebrates Mardi Gras is a bad person at all…. in my 20’s – I would have thought Mardi Gras was great fun, fully participated. Now I realise this was my lack of self worth and was not healthy behaviour and I wished I had had more people in my life, to model what was healthy, about self respect etc.

I am not currently in a place to be a speaker for mental health, I am struggling every day with depression, and how messed up my life has been/is.

I have mixed feelings about beyondblue at the moment and this is why I have not pursued being more involved. I’m trying to get my head around Australia’s  largest mental health organisation, being unwise in what they encourage/support. 

This does not mean, I believe everything they do is unwise though and I see the good work they do too.

And, I do appreciate the request to consider being a speaker for them.

I’m also assuming that if I actually spoke to them directly about the above named concerns, I may no longer be someone they wish to have as a speaker…….

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

One thought on “Received a request to consider being a Beyond Blue speaker.

  1. Do what you need to do for you. X